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Petitioners in Gurgaon land case take back pleas

A day after renowned painter Anjolie Ela Menon withdrew her petition, the remaining seven petitioners on Wednesday took back their petitions.



Chandigarh: A day after renowned painter
Anjolie Ela Menon withdrew her petition, the remaining seven
petitioners on Wednesday took back their petitions and decided to
appear before Haryana government constituted high-powered
panel to reconsider the claims of those who have challenged
acquisition of over 850 acres of land in Gurgaon.

The case of the landowners who had not accepted the state
government`s offer so far came up for hearing in the Punjab
and Haryana High Court here today.

The counsel for the remaining seven petitioners told the
Division Bench of Justices Jasbir Singh and Augustine George
Masih that their clients had decided to appear before the
Committee and withdraw their petitions.

After Menon`s decision yesterday, remaining seven
petitioners out of a total of around 70, were left contesting
their case before the court.

Other claimants have agreed to put their grievances
before a high-powered committee headed by principal secretary,
town and country planning, to examine the land acquisition.

The petitioners can again approach the Court if they are
not satisfied after presenting their case before the
Committee.

On August 3, Menon in a statement, had distanced herself
from the ongoing controversy regarding a land deal for an eye
hospital to be set-up by Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust in
Ulhawas, saying her concerns were limited to environmental
issues in Aravalli area.

PTI

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